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Date Night Restaurants

Date Night in Cedar Park

During these difficult times, it can be hard to get away and enjoy a nice dinner out with your significant other. Driving to downtown Austin seems like such an ordeal, especially if you have to add coordinating a babysitter too. Well, the good news is you really don’t have to go far to enjoy a relaxing night out with these local Date Night Restaurants. And you don’t have to pay the babysitter an extra hour and a half for your drive time!

Whether you are looking for an upscale option or you just want to get out for a good meal without wrestling a toddler into a highchair or cutting someone else’s food, there are some nice options right here in Cedar Park. Most all restaurants have gotten very good at offering take out and delivery conveniently and deliciously.  Set up the dining room or a cozy spot in front of the fireplace and order takeout from these local restaurants.

Here are some of our favorite Date Night Restaurants in Cedar Park and nearby Leander, perfect for a night out or a night in, take out style.

The Grove Wine Bar
1310 E Whitestone Blvd #500, Cedar Park
The Grove is a beautiful modern building with a cool, relaxed vibe that offers an upscale feel you wouldn’t expect in the suburbs. They have an extensive wine list and a full bar. It’s one of the best Happy Hour spots in Cedar Park too. Their happy hour food menu serves up some of their best dishes at a tantalizing price. I am still dreaming of having the scallop entree again soon. Go enjoy an evening on the patio under the light-filled trees with a glass of wine and some delicious food. Patio dining is available.

LemonGrass Thai by Sip Saam
1320 Cypress Creek Road Ste 100, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Authentic Thai food with bold flavors and an artistic presentation. Everything we have tried at Lemongrass has been delicious! You won’t be disappointed.

Lucky Rabbit Bar and Restaurant
18626 Ranch Road 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645
Just a short drive away in Jonestown is Lucky Rabbit. You don’t want to miss this hidden gem. Cool atmosphere, amazing shaded patio under the oaks with lawn games, and an outdoor bar built into a school bus. They have delicious weekly specials and unique menu items.

Soto Sushi
11066 Pecan Park Blvd, Cedar Park
Soto is more of an anniversary or birthday kind of place. They have affordable lunch specials, but dinner can be on the pricey side. However, if you are looking for upscale dining, a romantic atmosphere, and artistically presented sushi dishes, then Soto is the place for you. You’d never expect such amazing food from the unassuming exterior, but you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at these other less expensive, but also very good Sushi Restaurants in Cedar Park.

Blue Corn Harvest
700 E Whitestone Blvd #204, Cedar Park
Blue Corn Harvest serves up tasty locally sourced ingredients with a Southwestern flair. The casual dining atmosphere or their tree-covered patio are the perfect places to kick back and relax on a nice evening. We love Blue Corn Harvest because it’s always fresh and made to order. They also have a large gluten-free menu. The Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays is Cedar Park’s best-kept secret! Patio dining is available.

Whip My Soul
11416 North FM 620 Unit F and G, Austin, TX 78726
Get your soul food fix at this family-owned soul food kitchen. Everything is made fresh and with lots of love. You can tell the passional and commitment the owner has to make delicious, soul-satisfying food.

Moutons Bistro & Bar
1821 S Lakeline Blvd #104, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Moutons offers a vibrant menu of hearty Southern & Cajun-Creole dishes, plus cocktails in a laid-back setting. Great for brunch too!

Moonshine Grill
10525 West Parmer Lane, Austin
This new addition to the Avery Ranch dining scene is straight from Austin. The Moonshine Grill in downtown Austin has been serving up fresh, local comfort food since 2003. This popular Austin establishment recently opened in Avery Ranch and has definitely saved us a trip downtown! Voted the Best Brunch in Austin, why not make it a relaxing date brunch instead? Patio dining is available.

The League Kitchen and Tavern
10526 W Parmer Ln, Austin
The League Kitchen and Tavern is an excellent Avery Ranch eatery offering upscale pub fare in a nice atmosphere. It’s the perfect date night spot to have a drink, relax and enjoy a casual setting with upscale, quality food offerings. They also have a delicious brunch on the weekends.

Foxhole Culinary Tavern
13995 N Highway 183 – Austin
Foxhole Culinary Tavern is an unexpected gem in North Austin. This Gastropub with cool decor and great food is the perfect place to grab a drink and then have dinner. From the location, you wouldn’t expect such a warm and welcoming interior and amazing food. Definitely, a must-add to your list of date night spots close to home. Patio dining is available.

Z Tejas
14900 Avery Ranch Blvd B100, Austin, TX 78717
Recently opened in the old Rotten Bunch location in Avery Ranch, it’s the Z Tejas you love but in a more intimate environment.

Freda’s Seafood Grille
10903 Pecan Park Blvd, Austin
Upscale-casual dining room, bar & patio for Southern-leaning seafood & steaks. Nice atmosphere and delicious food. They also have one of the best seafood Sunday brunch buffets. Patio dining is available.

12100 W Parmer Ln Ste 200, Cedar Park
Italian grocery and eatery with great food, bustling atmosphere, and warm hospitality. Although the food is excellent, fair warning that they also have a playground which is usually pretty lively. There is a more quiet front room for conversation. Get an after-dinner gelato to go and take a stroll at Brushy Creek Lake Park. Patio dining is available.

Santa Catarina
500 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Santa Catarina is one of Cedar Park’s newest restaurants located next to the City Hall offices. The beautiful interior, huge patio, and playground offer a nice space for the whole family to enjoy. The food is not your typical Tex-Mex fare. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients to create unique dishes with modern interiors and coastal Mexican flavors. Patio dining is available.

Cielito Lindo
1540 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
There are many options for Mexican food in Cedar Park. You can find anything from a roadside stand to a large chain. But, if you are looking for a quiet, quaint, locally owned, sit down and relax kind of atmosphere, Cielito Lindo Mexican Cuisine is the perfect spot. And bonus, their food is excellent! One Yelp review said, “If Soto is the Uchi of Cedar Park, Cielito Lindo is the Fonda San Miguel of Cedar Park – but better.” Now that’s a compliment!

Abby’s Louisiana Crab Shack
202 Walton Way, Cedar Park
This restaurant is an excellent option for takeout because the food travels well. You can set a pretty table and get cracking. Abby’s Louisiana Crab Shack menu offers an extensive selection of fresh quality seafood for your dining experience.

1850 Bar & Grill
1850 S. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park
Formerly Rock & Roll Sushi, with a new concept.

1420 Cypress Creek Road Ste 300, Cedar Park, TX 78613
It is a local ramen shop that is inspired to serve the most exciting ramen, made from scratch. In October 2021, Chef Vinh’s ramen dream became a reality as “Ramen512 brick and mortar shop came to life. In February 2022, Ramen512 is included in the list of Best New Restaurants of ATX by The Infatuation ATX.
13010 W Parmer Ln Suite 300, Cedar Park, TX 78613
This Italian restaurant is family-owned, and every order is prepared from scratch by the owners! There is nothing that has been prepared beforehand. You need to visit right away! Every meal, including the carciofi, eggplant parmesan, and chicken marsala, was superb. In addition, there are hard-to-find Italian wines here!
1345 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Local in source, Texan in Spirit not only in the kitchen but in the community, is what Jack Allen’s Kitchen is all about. Executive chef and owner Jack Gilmore, along with partner Tom Kamm, set out to provide Central Texas with fresh, locally sourced food that puts smiles on faces, while simultaneously giving back to those who need it most.
11012 Pecan Park Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Family-friendly chain serving classic Tex-Mex & American fare in a Southwestern-style setting. It is always a solid restaurant offering prompt, friendly service and a delicious menu.

1890 Ranch Eateries & Cinema
1335 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park
There are some good options in the 1890 Ranch Shopping Center. Chada Thai, Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro, Amy’s China Cuisine, and Eurasia Ramen.

If you want to add a scenic drive to your date, visit Flat Creek Estate Winery for a wine tasting and dinner at their Bistro. Reservations recommended. Or,

See, there is no excuse not to check out these Date Night Restaurants in Cedar Park.

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